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1 September 2016
Feature Story
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Myanmar faith leaders.
Before addressing a large audience at the 21st-century Panglong Conference in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on 31 August, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met separately with the country’s religious... Read more
30 August 2016
Feature Story
An elderly woman visiting a UNFPA-supported Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, Kachin State.
Myanmar is ageing. There are more elderly people in Myanmar than ever before. In the last 30 years the number of older persons (aged 65 and over) per 100 young persons (aged under 15) has almost... Read more
19 August 2016
Feature Story
Phoo Ngun with her family in 2016: In the wake of last year’s floods, she gave birth safely to a baby daughter.
When the 2015 floods hit Myanmar, Phoo Ngun in Ohn Pin Su village, Ayeyarwady, was 6 months pregnant. When UNFPA youth volunteers reached her village by boat, she received essential items for female... Read more
18 August 2016
Feature Story
Thazin Thiri Khit mobilized her neighbourhood to improve their living conditions
Thazin Thiri Khit remembered the days in 2013 when she lived in a complex of apartment buildings in Dagon Seikkan Township, a bustling south-eastern suburb of Yangon City, where the back alley was... Read more
12 August 2016
Statement
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families,... Read more
11 August 2016
Feature Story
Ma Ohnmar Zin uses Census data to emphazise the importance of investment in youth
Yangon - The dawn of a democratic era in Myanmar has brought new players to Myanmar’s political landscape. Since 2011, the Pyithu Hluttaw (Parliament) has been holding sessions. Representatives of... Read more
4 August 2016
Feature Story
Women need information so that they can make an informed choice about contraceptives
Thirty year old Moe Moe Khaing listened intently as the Dr explained about the procedure and effects of having an implant inserted. As the explanation continued, her thoughts returned to her home:... Read more
28 July 2016
Feature Story
Workshop participants brainstormed about ways to introduce  more gender sensitivity in their program planning.
When disaster strikes, women and children are more vulnerable than men, and more women and children die in emergencies. To increase understanding of gender dimensions in crisis, and to improve... Read more
27 July 2016
Feature Story
The “Love question, Life answer” app breaks taboos by addressing both physical and emotional topics.
Sixteen million young people in Myanmar aged 10-24 are growing up in a rapidly modernizing society, where traditions and values are changing. Young people need to be equipped to handle new challenges... Read more
21 July 2016
Press Release
YANGON, Myanmar — Data on religion from the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census has been made publicly available by the Government of Myanmar. UNFPA welcomes this release, which provides an... Read more

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